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A Quinta
A Quinta
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Sao Luis, Odemira, PT
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Annette van Vuuren Monique Volkers Nuno Ramos Zumbuehl Daniel Sabro
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A Quinta

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Rural, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

A Quinta is a working farm based in the coastal national park in South Western Portugal. The project is all about restoring the land using different ecological methods like regenerative agriculture, holistic animal management, permaculture and water management. We would like to inspire future farmers and anyone else interested in nature and growing food by spreading knowledge through this website, workshops, open days, courses and connections.

Project Description

A Quinta is a farm project based on Quinta da Laje, a property of 132ha situated in SW Portugal province of Alentejo, 8km inland from the Atlantic ocean.

The farm has many special features like valleys, forests, rolling hills, streams, lakes, sea views and magical spots. Until recently the farm had been used to graze cattle and for wheat production. 50 years ago a very productive farm, it then progressively became eroded, drier and more difficult to make it’s use economically viable.

The farm has a coastal micro climate and is based in an area with mild winters with moderate rainfall and relatively cool,dry and windy summers. The overall picture giving a brown, dry landscape in the summer and green winters (with appropriate rainfall).

A perfect place to create an agroecology and holistic management project to bring the land back to it’s potential of abundance, and sharing possibilities for future generations.



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